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Power outage showed how insane our traffic light timing is

To The Daily Sun,
Today, July 5, there was a major power outage ranging from about Cumberland Rd. in Gilford almost to Trustworthy Hardware in Laconia. ALL of the traffic lights were out, on a day of very heavy traffic. Traffic flowed far faster and smother than on any day with operating lights! I guess we all have noticed the insane bad timing of the lights, and today proved that!
So, why is intelligent light timing avoided or prohibited?
Jack Stephenson

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 July 2013 09:47

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You know Zimmerman but bet you've never heard of George Thomas

To The Daily Sun,
Bernadette Loesch engaged in paradoxical, progressive reasoning in her reply to my letter about the left clinging to a 1950's, 1960's race mentality. I provided a variety of examples of how the media used quotes and photos and took them out of context in an effort to convict Zimmerman prematurely, in the court of public opinion. Her reply to those examples was to ask me why I took them out of context. How does one respond to such a Yogi Berra like reply any better than the AFLAC duck's reply, "whaaaaa?"
So let me ask Bernadette to explain the actions of the left as I offer some more examples of extreme liberal bias. Why would prominent Democrats like Gov. Jennifer Granholm and congressman Bobby Rush don hoodies while Jamie Foxx walks about wearing a T-shirt with Trayvon's picture on it, if they are not promoting a fallacy that white on black crime is still omnipresent in this society and without proper lawful prosecution? Why would Hassan Adeeb, a Maryland teacher, use a "current affairs" lesson plan which compared the killing of Trayvon to the killing of a 14 year old black boy, Emmitt Till for allegedly flirting with a white girl? The lesson included information from "Think Progress", a far left think tank and the commentary from former MSNBC attack dog, Ed Schultz. Why let students follow the trial first, ask questions and come to their own conclusions using objective, critical thinking skills? Because that would interfere with the indoctrination of students into their activist agenda on racialism. One can almost envision MSNBC host and race baiter, the Rev. Al Sharpton, nodding his head in approval.
Where is the outrage by compassionate, understanding and tolerant modern day liberals, ideals that Bernadette decries we all should live by, with regard to black on black crimes in places like Chicago, Detroit and DC? Why does the decaying mainstream media not even bother to mention that there is far more black on white crime than vice versa and ignore it as though it no longer exists?
I'll bet you dollars to donuts that Bernadette has never even heard of George Thomas. Until a couple days ago, I had never heard of him. Thomas is black and he and four other blacks including one woman, carjacked, abducted, tortured, raped and murdered a young white couple, Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom, in the most horrific way imaginable. If you have the stomach for it, you can read the gut wrenching, heart breaking details in Jack Kerwick's July 3rd column at frontpagemag.com.
Hey Bernadette, do you suppose that virtually every living, breathing person in this country would be aware of this sickening case if Christian and Newsom had been black and their assailants white? And please, no more progressive, paradoxical poppycock answers if you please. Racialism is a core component of the progressive disease that is "political correctness". It's the kind of secular humanism and moral relativism that causes blood to shoot out of ones eyes. It is how modern day liberals can ignore the acts of the George Thomas types of the world and still sleep with a clear conscience. How's that for "perceived injustice", Bernadette? Do me a favor and go read Walter William's "Proclamation of Amnesty and Pardon". It just may cure you of your apparent "white guilt" and allow you to have that open mind that you want conservatives types like me to have.
Russ Wiles

Last Updated on Monday, 08 July 2013 11:00

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Spread the word, GHS Class of 1988 will hold reunion at OHD

To The Daily Sun,
The 1988 Gilford High School graduating class will be having its 25th class reunion during Gilford's Old Home Day weekend, August 23rd and 24th, 2013. We're hoping friends and family of our fellow classmates will help us spread the word. Our classmates can reach us by our Facebook webpage at GilfordNHClassof88 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
The Reunion Committee
Lisa Mowery

Last Updated on Monday, 08 July 2013 10:54

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I was mesmerized by 'Dreamgirls'; get your tickets right away

To The Daily Sun,
The Interlakes Summer Theater has done is again! Tonight I saw "Dreamgirls" on the stage at the Inter-Lakes Community Auditorium and I was mesmerized! The singing, dancing and acting were fantastic! I am sure we will see some of these talented young actors on Broadway soon. What a wonderful opportunity we have right here in the Lakes Region, a chance to see outstanding entertainment all summer long. Congratulations to Nancy Barry and her entire team.
Get your tickets for "Dreamgirls" now. When word gets out there won't be many left.
Kathleen M. Hill
Center Harbor

Last Updated on Monday, 08 July 2013 10:49

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Women's section of county jail is accident waiting to happen

To The Daily Sun,
You article referring to the proposed county correctional facility seems to be lacking and missing some very valid points. Headlining the article as a "new county jail" may just lead people to believe it's going to be a jail. That might certainly, in my opinion, prejudice people who weren't at the Belknap County Commission presentation when Ricci/Greene Associates presented their findings and recommendations for the proposed new correctional Facility.
To say that Republicans don't have the votes for the new correctional facility is also giving us a skewed picture based on the quotes within the article. Were just three of those on the convention interviewed for this article? There were other representatives on the convention who agreed wholeheartedly with the presentation and what is needed now. How much more money will be "wasted" on studies to determine that the present building should be torn down?
In my opinion, it might be more accurate to say that the presentation by the warden, gave a very grim view of the present state of the building, to those of us present in very clear, in-depth and concise terms couldn't have been more to the point. Sounds more as if we are perfectly content to go back to the times of 'Les Miserables', 'Devil's Island' (movie: 'The Great Escape'), 'The Man in the Iron Mask', 'Don Quixote' and 'Oliver Twist' by Charles Dickens.
Is the convention willing to take us back to a time when we treated those who are incarcerated in such inhuman conditions? At the meeting it sure sounded as if the present facility has numerous code violations to make it just about impossible to be "housed" or work there. It also sounded as if the present facility is not just about ready to fall down, but should and must be torn down in the near future.
Would those members of the convention, who are against moving ahead with plans, want one of their family members to be housed in such deplorable conditions? How has the facility passed INSPECTIONS over the years? Sounds like a potential death trap to me!
The womens' section upstairs is just an accident or death waiting to happen. Are those representatives who are against building another correctional facility that callous as to the needs of the guards, other staff and the inmates?
We don't treat our beloved pets in a manner such as was described that night. Why in the world would we treat human beings in such a disgraceful manner or disregard?
Bernadette Loesch

Last Updated on Monday, 08 July 2013 10:45

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